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24 minutes ago, Hiphopopotamos said:

 

 

KD DAVIS   HT   6-0  WT   229   Senior   

HOMETOWN   Ennis, TX   HS   Ennis HS

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University of North Texas Bio...

2021:
• First team All-CUSA (Coaches)
• Honorable mention All-CUSA (PFF)
• Second team All-Texas College (DCTF)
• Started all 13 games at middle linebacker
• Totaled 121 tackles, 13.0 TFLs and 5.5 sacks with two fumble recoveries (one was returned for a touchdown), seven quarterback hurries and a pass breakup
• First UNT player with 120+ tackles in a season since EJ Eliya in 2018 and first UNT player to lead team in tackles three straight seasons since Zach Orr (2011-13)
• Had 14 tackles against Miami, his third double-digit tackle game of season
• Made seven tackles and earned a quarterback hurry against UTSA on 11/27
• Made seven tackles with two TFLs and a sack at FIU on 11/20
• Made seven tackles with .5 TFLs and three quarterback hurries against UTEP on 11/13
• Made eight tackles with a sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown at Southern Miss on 11/06
• Made 18 tackles, the most for a UNT player since at least 2000, with a TFL at Rice on 10/30
• Made six tackles with a sack and a quarterback hurry against Liberty on 10/23
• Made eight tackles with a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup against Marshall on 10/15
• Made 11 tackles with four TFLs at Missouri on 10/09
• Made eight tackles at Louisiana Tech on 9/25
• Made six tackles against UAB on 9/18
• Made seven tackles with a fumble recovery at SMU on 9/11
• Made 14 tackles with three TFLs and two sacks against Northwestern State on 9/04

2020:
• Honorable Mention All-Conference USA selection 
• Recorded a team-high 75 tackles (37 solo, 38 assisted), 5.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and three quarterback hurries while making nine appearances, all of which were starts
• Had five tackles in the Myrtle Beach Bowl vs. Appalachian State on 12/21
• Had a team-high 11 tackles in the win vs. UTEP on 12/11
• Had team-highs with 11 tackles, seven solo tackles and a quarterback hurry vs. Louisiana Tech on 12/3
• Had eight tackles, three being solo and a tackle for loss at UTSA on 11/28
• Had six tackles, three being solo, a tackle for loss and a sack in the win vs. Rice on 11/21
• Tied for the team-high with 11 tackles with one for loss in the win at Middle Tennessee on 10/17
• Had a career-high 14 tackles, 1.5 for loss and a sack vs. Southern Miss on 10/3
• Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week after having a team-high nine tackles, one for loss and a sack and two quarterback hurries in the season-opening win vs. HBU on 9/5

2019:
• Honorable Mention All-Conference USA selection 
• Finished with a team-leading 88 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks four quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and a pass break-up while appearing in all 12 games and making 11 starts
• Had three tackles, 0.5 being for loss and 0.5 a sack vs. UAB on 11/30
• Had six tackles, 1.0 being for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery at Rice on 11/23
• Had 10 tackles and a pass break-up at Louisiana Tech on 11/9
• Had one tackle in the win vs. UTEP on 11/2
• Had four tackles with one being for loss at Charlotte on 10/26
• Had a team-high 10 tackles with one being for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry in the win vs. Middle Tennessee on 10/19
• Had six tackles with one being for loss at Southern Miss on 10/12
• Recorded 4.5 tackles vs. Houston on 9/28
• Registered a team-high nine tackles and recovered a fumble in the win vs. UTSA on 9/21
• Had a team-high 13 tackles, with two being for loss and one sack at California on 9/14
• Recorded a team-high 10 tackles at SMU on 9/7
• Posted nine tackles in the season-opening win vs. Abilene Christian on 8/31

2018:
• Had five tackles in 13 appearances, primarily on special teams during his first season in Denton
• Recorded one tackle in the homecoming vs. Rice on 10/27
• Posted a tackle in the win on 10/6 at UTEP
• Made a stop vs. Louisiana Tech on 9/29
• Recorded a tackle in the win on 9/22 at Liberty
• Posted his first career tackle in the win at Arkansas on 9/15
• Made his North Texas debut on 9/1 in the win vs. SMU

 

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1 minute ago, Hiphopopotamos said:

Speaking from experience - its possible he didn't graduate in 4 years...

It's possible but the timing suggests he's a grad transfer. 

Aren't summer 1 classes ending? This reads like a player that had a course or two to finish in the summer and is now grad transferring. 

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1 minute ago, Rickylovesweed said:

It's possible but the timing suggests he's a grad transfer. 

Aren't summer 1 classes ending? This reads like a player that had a course or two to finish in the summer and is now grad transferring. 

I think you're right - athletes usually are a much more accelerated pace than average students because of summer classes.  Its possible he had one more class he had to finish up before in Summer I and is now ready to transfer.

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1 hour ago, Hiphopopotamos said:

 

Colin Kennedy tldr maybe it'd be cool to play in the SEC!

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Major news has arrived late in this year's transfer portal cycle as MeanGreen247 was able to confirm North Texas linebacker KD Davis' entrance into the transfer portal. 

So, what's the latest surrounding the situation?

Early reactions from North Texas program sources are largely ones of surprise as the decision was somewhat 'out of the blue'. The Mean Green expected Davis to close out his collegiate career leading their defense, but now the highly productive linebacker will be looking for a new home.

So far, the expectation is that Davis will become heavily pursued as one of the few statistically accomplished inside linebackers available in the portal. In 2021, he totaled 121 tackles, 13.0 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown), seven quarterback hurries and a pass breakup. As a player with positional value, clear talent, high-level production and plenty of experience, Davis is set to field several phone calls as he goes through his transfer portal process.


So, where might he go? Sources surrounding the situation seem to indicate a move to the SEC is intriguing for Davis. The opportunity to prove his abilities at the highest level of college football is attractive for a linebacker trying to realize NFL aspirations. A specific list of schools is not set, but Davis will likely aim to examine any options presented in the southeast.


Of course, other programs are expected to enter the race. The key aspect of this is the somewhat unexpected nature of the decision. As programs analyze their rosters and linebacker rooms, more names circling Davis can be expected. Up until this point, through, the continuous theme surrounding the situation is that it's too early to determine a set course of action moving forward.


Stay tuned to MeanGreen247, 247Sports and its array of team sites with your VIP subscription for more on this situation. Also, be sure to follow the 247Sports Transfer Portal Twitter account (@247SportsPortal) and transfer portal insider Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) for more on all things portal activity.

 

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13 minutes ago, LTtxfan said:

 

On KD Davis to Texas ??

HudsonStandish: "Heard it’s not likely"

JeffHowe"I think Texas is maxed out on initial counters."

Does the initial counter waiver not start til next year or does Howe just have no clue what he’s talking about? 

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5 minutes ago, Rickylovesweed said:

Whatever happened to Demas? Does anybody even want him? 

I can't imagine anyone's super interested after he assaulted his girlfriend. I wouldn't be surprised to see him pop up in juco at some point but I think his D1 career is probably over barring a miracle. Maybe OU or Baylor, are slimy enough to take a flier on him, I guess?

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1 hour ago, campcrunk said:

I can't imagine anyone's super interested after he assaulted his girlfriend. I wouldn't be surprised to see him pop up in juco at some point but I think his D1 career is probably over barring a miracle. Maybe OU or Baylor, are slimy enough to take a flier on him, I guess?

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9 hours ago, campcrunk said:

I can't imagine anyone's super interested after he assaulted his girlfriend. I wouldn't be surprised to see him pop up in juco at some point but I think his D1 career is probably over barring a miracle. Maybe OU or Baylor, are slimy enough to take a flier on him, I guess?

What about Deion?

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4 minutes ago, Hookem2147 said:

 

That's the reason I'm mad. He only took two OVs and it appears Texas didn't even try to get one.

The LB position better be incredibly deep and talented in the 2022 season if they are this confident they don't need a guy of this caliber.

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2 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

That's the reason I'm mad. He only took two OVs and it appears Texas didn't even try to get one.

The LB position better be incredibly deep and talented in the 2022 season if they are this confident they don't need a guy of this caliber.

Yes, he visited Ole Miss and Texas A&M and now is returning to the University of North freaking Texas. It's obvious there was something sketchy going on or it was a money grab play. There's no reason to believe Texas getting involved would have changed the outcome. 

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6 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

Texas not pursuing KD Davis is infuriating. Why is this defensive staff so bad at the portal...

All gas, no brakes (including opponents offense)

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3 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

That's the reason I'm mad. He only took two OVs and it appears Texas didn't even try to get one.

The LB position better be incredibly deep and talented in the 2022 season if they are this confident they don't need a guy of this caliber.

They must love Tucker-Dorsey

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The Texas defensive staff seems freaking unable/unwilling of taking advantage of the portal:

You need a safety, but don't really pursue any.

You need a LB. Oh look, an all conference G5 guy. A great piece to sure up a big need in the defense. What do you say? "Nah"

You need an edge. Let's not get serious with Mathis and lose him to Nebraska.

Who needs a defense?

PK and Choate acting like Gary isn't waiting in the wings to take their jobs.

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10 minutes ago, texifornia said:

They must love Tucker-Dorsey

two injuries in this group at once will be catastrophic. We had better hope like hell that Choate is as good of a developer as they say.  

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2 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

The Texas defensive staff seems freaking unable/unwilling of taking advantage of the portal:

You need a safety, but don't really pursue any.

You need a LB. Oh look, an all conference G5 guy. A great piece to sure up a big need in the defense. What do you say? "Nah"

You need an edge. Let's not get serious with Mathis and lose him to Nebraska.

Who needs a defense?

PK and Choate acting like Gary isn't waiting in the wings to take their jobs.

Mathis was more a function of not liking the new scheme next season. PK wanted to stand him up some and he didn't like that. The money was there. 

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5 minutes ago, Vertigo said:

Mathis was more a function of not liking the new scheme next season. PK wanted to stand him up some and he didn't like that. The money was there. 

Regardless, PK and Choate are acting like people will have patience at Texas.

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12 minutes ago, Vertigo said:

Mathis was more a function of not liking the new scheme next season. PK wanted to stand him up some and he didn't like that. The money was there. 

Doesn’t really matter why we lost him. We’re now going into the season with Ovie, Sorrell, and guys who’ve never played before. They had to get an edge transfer this offseason and failed. There were more guys than just Mathis who would improve what we have on campus, because we don’t even have a single good starter, let alone any depth. 

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37 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

The Texas defensive staff seems freaking unable/unwilling of taking advantage of the portal:

You need a safety, but don't really pursue any.

You need a LB. Oh look, an all conference G5 guy. A great piece to sure up a big need in the defense. What do you say? "Nah"

You need an edge. Let's not get serious with Mathis and lose him to Nebraska.

Who needs a defense?

PK and Choate acting like Gary isn't waiting in the wings to take their jobs.

I'm not going to defend Kwiatkowski and Choate on anything. That said, Texas was plenty serious with Mathis. In the end, Mathis chose Nebraska for 2 reasons. First, he liked how they presented their scheme and he did not like, at all, how Texas presented its scheme. Second, no matter how much Patterson is trying to push Texas to some of his guys now, he spent 2 decades shitting all over Texas as part of his program's identity. Mathis found that whole dynamic as straight up odd. And money wasn't an issue, as Texas offered to post more than Nebraska could ultimately offer.

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4 minutes ago, closetojumping said:

I'm not going to defend Kwiatkowski and Choate on anything. That said, Texas was plenty serious with Mathis. In the end, Mathis chose Nebraska for 2 reasons. First, he liked how they presented their scheme and he did not like, at all, how Texas presented its scheme. Second, no matter how much Patterson is trying to push Texas to some of his guys now, he spent 2 decades shitting all over Texas as part of his program's identity. Mathis found that whole dynamic as straight up odd. And money wasn't an issue, as Texas offered to post more than Nebraska could ultimately offer.

Perhaps I was being hot-headed adding Mathis in the original post.

Regardless, as @Burt Macklin said, you needed edge guys. You are now in a situation if you have an injury at LB or DE you could be screwed. They play Bama week 2, and I doubt Texas gets out of that game injury free. Texas needed a DE, a Safety, and a LB. Even if it was just a year long rental. Tamper if you need to, but you have to get the guys because nobody is going to want to hear excuses.

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7 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

Perhaps I was being hot-headed adding Mathis in the original post.

Regardless, as @Burt Macklin said, you needed edge guys. You are now in a situation if you have an injury at LB or DE you could be screwed. They play Bama week 2, and I doubt Texas gets out of that game injury free. Texas needed a DE, a Safety, and a LB. Even if it was just a year long rental. Tamper if you need to, but you have to get the guys because nobody is going to want to hear excuses.

Sure. I wasn't addressing the overall take. Just want to keep data straight when I know better. 

After reading a couple of the college football magazines and catching up across the country a little, I still think Texas 2022 is one of the hardest teams in the country to get a read on, directly because of the defense. The failure of the program to land key transfers, the intransigence regarding scheme, not addressing any staff changes, the weak talent in key spots currently on campus, and the question marks that are new guys arriving all work together to give me a complete lack of confidence. 

The offense has a chance to be top 10 in the country if Ewers is vaguely close to as good as advertised. They have 3 solid-ish returning IOL, a great backfield, a great WR corps, and a talented TE group. Seven Loss Steve is one of the best playcallers in the country. If they get quality production at LT/RT and Ewers is good, they're putting up 50 PPG against an okay schedule. 

On defense, I can only hope that they've pushed out the cancers and the weak and now they're ready to step up meaningfully.

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Surly is really out of whack right now...

  • Saty with positive posts
  • OnAComputer just posting negative stuff all the time now
  • Immamac sleeps thru the big Surly Crash 

Next thing yah know SydneyCarton will be training to whip ctj's ass in the 40 at Louisiana-Monroe tailgate Sept. 3rd

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3 hours ago, OnAComputer said:

That's the reason I'm mad. He only took two OVs and it appears Texas didn't even try to get one.

The LB position better be incredibly deep and talented in the 2022 season if they are this confident they don't need a guy of this caliber.

Oh quit your bitching until you start paying us tuition.

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